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time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. >>> spain is in a financial crisis. the economy in recession, the government in debt, unemployment at 26%. it's a crisis that was threatening to put theaters out of business. but as mark phillips found, one theater owner got an ingenious idea straight out of bugs bunny. >> reporter: in other places, theatrical production may be about drama and song. in spain right now, though, they are also about vegetables. specifically -- >> carrots. >> reporter: -- carrots, the humble root which may determine whether quim marce's theater in the town of bescano, north of barcelona, lives or dies, and a lot of others, too. why? because the spanish government has recently just about tripled the sales tax on theater tickets. and quim feared that no one would ever fill these seats, until he made a discovery while out shopping. the tax on carrots is 4%. the tax on theater tickets, 21%. quim marce did the math. food for the body, 4% tax. food for the soul, 21%. there had to be a way to bridge the gap. there was. quim doesn't sell tickets now. he sells carrots, expe
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